Gerd Wetzel studied architecture at the University of Stuttgart, the TU Munich, and the Technical University of Berlin. After his studies he had responsible roles in the internationally renowned Architectural offices OMA in Rotterdam, Brisac Gonzalez in London, Massimiliano Fuksas in Rome, MVRDV in Rotterdam, and Herzog & de Meuron in Basel. In 2011 he co-founded Studiozurich in Zurich. In 2014 he founded Studiowetzel in Tübingen.
In 2018 he co-founded XSXL in Munich and was responsible for the architectural and conceptual orientation of the projects.
From 2014 - 2020 he was an associate professor at the Department of Space + Design, Prof Marc Frohn, at the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology in Karlsruhe.
Since March 2021 he holds a teaching position at the Faculty of Architecture and Design at the HFT Stuttgart.
Since October 2022 he holds a professorship for architectural design at the IU in Ulm.
In addition to the mixture of practical and academic work, it is the intensive analysis that is the driving force behind our design processes. To meet the specific requirements and priorities of a project, a synthesis of extensive research, test series, and simplification is sought. This, coupled with interdisciplinary collaboration and an optimistic approach, forms the basis for innovative and unexpected design solutions.
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